Ok so I want to clean my MAF sensor as suggested in another post. I looked at it and it's sandwiched between the airbox and the plastic intake plenum. It's secured by two screws into an aluminum housing. One screw appears to be a torx drive type and the other does not appear to have a torx or phillips etc receptacle at all. It's smooth with what looks like a thin black plastic coating over it. I don't see how it can be unscrewed, what am I missing here? And I also notice that the aluminum housing it is connected to can be removed from the airbox (4 bolts holding it on). I'm guessing I can just do that instead and spray the cleaner on the MAF sensor that way? Or do I have to remove the sensor itself in order to clean it properly? Thanks in advance for any help...
Thanks everybody. But 93nighthawk why do you say don't "disassemble" it? I don't plan on disassembling it, I just want to clean the element as was suggested by KahnTyrinator in my other post. And as shown in the link 96_4wdr has kindly provided, the element should be removed, gently cleaned as described and then reinstalled. Right???
I've cleaned mine regularly. You just need a cheap set of anti-theft torx bits. Remove the sensor carefully - do not let the wires touch anything. Then just spray it several times with MAF cleaner and re-intall it. Here's a good description: Ford Ranger Mass Air Flow Cleaning, Removal and Installation
it was way eisier to take the two torques off the small plate -motor side, in the air tunnel.leave the MAF intact, and gently clean the elements with alchahol and a q-tip. thats what i did anyhow. those torks came loose with a small pliers, make sure to tighten good tho, dont want one in the intake.